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Friday, February 29, 2008

Potatoes with Lemon

Among the umpteen ways of cooking potato, here is one which is our favorite. Not a typical ginger - garlic-garam masala type of curry but a simple one with minimum required ingredients thrown in. Cooked and mashed potatoes are drizzled with just enough lemon juice and lightly seasoned.

Ingredients: Six medium sized Potatoes (I had about 2 cups of mashed potatoes) 2 or 3 green chillies Juice of half a slice of lemon (or as needed) Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp Salt For seasoning - 2 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp of chana dal, 1 tsp mustard seeds, few curry leaves The cooking part: Peel the potatoes and chop into big chunks. Cook them adding the turmeric powder, in a pressure cooker or in a big pot with enough water till the potatoes are done. Using a blender or a mortar and pestle, mash the green chillies into a paste. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and add the seasoning ingredients. When chanadal starts to turn red and the mustard seeds start to pop, add the potatoes, green chili paste, salt and lemon juice to the pan. Mash the potatoes with the back of a ladle or a spoon a little bit and mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Taste and check whether if more lemon juice need to be added. Remember that the curry should not be very sour. Stirring once or twice, let it sit for about five minutes and then turn off the stove. Serve with hot rice and ghee or rotis. This goes to - A potato feast hosted by DK of Culinary Bazaar. Jihva - Lemon hosted by Coffee of The spice cafe. Ode to potatoes hosted by Sia of Monspoon Spice. Post a Comment

12 comments:

jayasree said...

Suma, we call this urulakizhangu podimas. In fact I also prepared this for the event. But I was not satisfied with the pics. So didnot post. Nice entry.

Happy cook said...

Would love the with puri or roti, delicious

Nags said...

hey, what a nice idea to bring in the sourness! :)

Uma said...

Hi Suma,

First time here. You have a nice blog with all the yummy andhra recipes. This potato curry looks so delicious. Very good entry for the events.

KayKat said...

Delicious - reminds me of how my mum often cooked potatoes.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suma!!!
That's great! one dish to three events!!! This potato dish will be different with lemon tangy taste!!

Vanamala said...

Hi suma

Long time i havent seen your blog. so many varities....

aloo curry really simple one ...

Good to see your blog again :)

DK said...

Thats one classic shot! LUks amazing and simple to boot! Thanks for sending it to the event :)

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Rama said...

This is my favourite recipe.......

Disha Singh said...

This is a great blog.... I love to cook but din knew how.... I've bookmarked it.... and now I CAN EXPERIMENT with my cooking when ever I get time...


Thank you so much!!!!

Mallika said...

Blindingly simple. I like your style!